Kohima task force checks in on agenda
Dimapur, Aug.28 (EMN): Members of the “district task force on restricting use of plastics” conducted their committee meeting on August 28 in the deputy commissioner’s office in Kohima. During the meeting, the officials discussed how best to implement the “movement” successfully.
The meeting was conducted to work out strategy and action plans for the implementation of the Nagaland government’s ban on plastic with effect from October 1 2019 across the state, updates stated.
The government publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), gave details on Wednesday about the meeting.
Deputy Commissioner Gregory Thejawelie is stated to have briefed the members about the government’s directive and guidelines on banning of plastic. The officer talked to the members about how best the district can implement the “movement” successfully. He said that the “movement” was not only in Nagaland but across India.
Thejawelie claimed that Kohima “being the image of the state,” the target is to implement the ban successfully in the district. This requires concerted efforts of all the stakeholders, the IPR stated.
The officer was stated to have said further that the committee besides the district administration and the Kohima Municipal Council had roped in the Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the Angami Mechü Krotho, Angami Youth Organisation, and the Kohima Village Youth Organisation (KVYO) in order to work effectively and to strictly enforce the ban within the district.
In this regard, Thejawelie requested his administrative officers to constitute a committee in their respective sub divisional areas to address the issue.
In the meeting, it was decided to have sensitisation programme on the issue at different levels, platforms within this one month time left before the enforcement where DC requested all his administrative officers in the sub-divisional level, the stakeholders to take it more seriously and create awareness and propagate the message to every individual in their respective areas.
Office secretary of the Kohima Municipal Council, Zakie Kiso also highlighted their activities and the initiatives that have been carried out so far. In this regard, the Angami Mechü Krotho’s president Kevinourheno Seyie, KCCI’s president Medozhatuo Rutsa and KVYO’s president Dzuvinguzo Mepfhuo also spoke their views, and gave suggestions, the IPR stated. They are stated to have assured to extend all possible help and support to the exercise to make it a reality, the IPR added.
The government publicity agency also gave updates about a similar programme that was conducted on August 27 at the School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD) at Medziphema, in Dimapur. The IPR gave details on Wednesday in a different update.
A seminar on the topic of minimising plastic pollution to make a cleaner environment was organised by Eco-Club of SASRD in collaboration with Atsi & Co. The event was conducted in the SASRD’s Medziphema campus. Dimapur’s Deputy Commissioner Kevekha Zehol was the guest of honour, the IPR stated.
In his short speech, the deputy commissioner was stated to have highlighted the ‘triggering threat of plastic pollution’ (sic) and also spoke about the importance of education in minimising plastic pollution. He said slogans itself will not help and save the environment ‘but it is our duty as a responsible human to protect our environment and resources’ for the future generations.